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[texts]Our Sailors - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
Gallant actions by the British Navy during the reign of Queen Victoria. This book was originally written by Kingston quite early on in his career as a writer. As he died in 1880 he predeceased the Queen by quite a few years. The book was bought up to date, including we believe some input by George Henty, the writer of numerous books for boys, who had been a friend of Kingston’s. So this edition presses on a quarter of a century beyond Kingston’s death...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Sailors; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 674
[texts]Chance - Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Although this story is written in fairly simple language it is strangely difficult to follow. The setting is that of one man, an old ship's officer, telling another of the same a long story. The language slides between the two men, lighting pipes, making and answering comments, and so forth, and then back into the detail of the story, and sometimes deeper still, into conversations that take place in the story...
Keywords: Athelstane; Conrad; Chance; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 720
[texts]RM_Ballantyne_Martin_Rattler - R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
This is one of Ballantyne's earlier books, and is quite one of his best. Due to an unfortunate mishap, Martin, who was just visiting abord a vessel in his local harbour, find that the ship has sailed, and he with it. The ship is wrecked on the Brazil coast, and Martin has to swim for it. He and a seaman from the ship make their way across Brazil, to eventual safety amd return to England, having numerous interesting adventures as they go.
Keywords: Athelstane; Ballantyne; Martin; Rattler; PDF
Downloads: 180
[texts]The Two Supercargoes - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This is rather a standard Kingston book, with adventures this time shore-based in Africa, which, at the time of the story, the early nineteenth century, was largely unknown. The two young men sail as supercargoes, a post which at that time existed, but which later was to be known a ship's clerk. The job of a supercargo was to be in charge of where in the vessel each item of cargo was stored, so that on arrival at its destination it could be quickly and easily found...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Supercargoes; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 515
[texts]The Life of Christ
A PDF of scans is provided. The HTML version is not yet available. This book, The Life of Christ, is a superbly scholarly work, by an extremely able author who was not only a theologian and a senior churchman in the Church of England (Archdeacon of Westminster and Chaplain-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria), but also a senior schoolmaster, having in his time been Headmaster of Marlborough College. The book is well laid out and is easy to follow, despite the use of many long words which are no longe...
Keywords: Athelstane; Farrar; Life; Christ; PDF
Downloads: 2,315
[texts]The Nebuly Coat - John Meade Falkner
This extraordinary book was acclaimed on its publication in 1903 as one of the very best books ever written in the English language. We have worked for this transcription from the first edition, which was given two impressions, of which we used the second. There are not so many actors in the story that the reader is baffled, and each of them is beautifully drawn, so that their characters stand out clearly and consistently...
Keywords: Meade; Falkner; Nebuly; Coat; Athelstane
Downloads: 694
[texts]Our Soldiers; Gallant deeds of the British Army during the Reign of Queen Victoria - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
A very interesting book telling us about the various deeds of the British Army throughout the reign of Queen Victoria. Most of us will be aware of nearly all of the campaigns, but that there were so many comes as a bit of a shock. Although many of the campaigns and battles were favourably completed, quite a few were not, and this also comes as a bit of a shock. Kingston was the original author, but died many years before the end of Queen Victoria's reign, and the work was taken in hand by Mr...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Soldiers; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,433
[texts]Monsieur Violet - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This book was written by Marryat after his visit to North America, during which he wrote his "Diary in America". It shows an enormous and deep knowledge of the more southern States, and of the Indian tribes that lived therein. The rush of detail presented to the reader continues unabated to the very end.
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Monsieur; Violet; PDF; TXT
Downloads: 173
[texts]Old Daniel, by Rev Tom Hodson - Rev Tom Hodson (1804-1882)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Tom; Hodson; Old Daniel; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 96
[texts]The_Island_Home_by_Richard_Archer - Richard Archer, aka James F Bowman, mid nineteenth century
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Richard; Archer; Island; Home; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 103
[texts]RM_Ballantyne_Digging_for_Gold - R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
A short book about the Californian gold-fields.
Keywords: Athelstane; Ballantyne; Digging; Gold; PDF; FB2
Downloads: 101
[texts]The Independence of Claire - Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
This is a rather typical Horne Vaizey book, about the life led by young well-brought-up women in Edwardian times. Worries about money, about who to marry, whether to go or not to parties to be given by elderly hostesses, about clothes, about hair-styles, and even, as so often in this author's books, with a bit of illness thrown in as well. There's a time when Claire seems on the way to making a big mistake, but it all gets sorted out in the end...
Keywords: Athelstane; Horne; Vaizey; Independence; Claire; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 334
[texts]The Congo Rovers - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This book by Collingwood is a good story, but as your reviewer has said elsewhere, told in a rather long-winded manner, and in the notably Kingston style and format that Collingwood often adopts. Why not? Kingston was dead before Collingwood started to write, and the style had been proved to be what young readers of the era liked. The format specifically is that the book starts with a young boy who is suddenly offered a posting as a midshipman in a naval vessel about to sail in a few days’ tim...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Congo; Rovers; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 560
[texts]Percival Keene - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
The young hero of this book is soon seen to be the result of an unfortunate liaison between a rising star of a sea-captain, and the housekeeper's daughter at his aunt's mansion. The boy joins the navy and is given a good deal of covert help ny his (actual) father. On a couple of occasions the young officer is believed lost in some engagement, but after a series of adventures manages to make his way back to the ship, much to his father's relief...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Percival; Keene; PDF; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 329
[texts]Principal books of Lewis Hough - Lewis Hough (fl. late nineteenth century)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Lewis Hough; Principal books; PDF; TXT
Downloads: 200
[texts]The Cliff Climbers - Captain Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
The book begins with two young brothers and an Indian guide, in a valley in the Himalayas, into which they had ascended with some difficulty in the preceding book--"The Plant Hunters". Unfortunately they find they cannot get out at the top of the valley, and they cannot go back the way they came. So they are stuck. They try various ingenious ideas for getting out, each of which appears as though it would work, but in the end does not, usually in a quite entertaining way...
Keywords: Athelstane; Mayne; Reid; Cliff; Climbers; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 774
[texts]In the Wilds of Florida - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
In this book by Kingston we are introduced to Florida in the mid-19th century, when the tail-end of the wars between the Cherokee and Seminole Indians was still rumbling on, and the white man was still occasionally disturbed by attacks by Indians. Large areas of the territory are swamp, water, and densely overgrown plains. All this is described in detail. Our hero this time is a "school-leaver" from Ireland, whose father seems to have had just one too many sons for him to be able to provide for ...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Wilds; Florida; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 595
[texts]Kilgorman - Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
This was Reed's last book, written even as he lay dying, presumably from cancer. It is a very well-written book, and is very interesting, even though as in the works of Kingston and Collingwood there are a lot of swimming episodes. The time of the story is in the 1790s, during the French Revolution, which we see at close quarters during our hero's time in France. We also visit Rotterdam, in Holland...
Keywords: Athelstane; Talbot; Baines; Reed; Kilgorman; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 307
[texts]She and I, volume two - John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
In Volume Two we have much the same personnel as in Volume One; the vicar and his sister Miss Pimpernell; Lady Dasher and her two daughters; Miss Spight and Mawley the curate; Min and Mrs. Clyde; Catch the dog. Having set the scene in Volume One, Hutcheson goes on to weave a beautiful story round the love-affair between the hero, Lorton, and Min, she with the admirable grey eyes. We will not tell you how it fared--you must find that out for yourself...
Keywords: Athelstane; Hutcheson; She; I; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 541
[texts]Tom Finch's Monkey - John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
This is quite a short book, containing five short late Victorian stories. The first of these concerns a monkey on board ship, which was dressed up as an officer, and as such introduced to a visiting Admiral, who invites all the officers to dinner, stressing that he hoped to entertain the one who didn't speak much. The second story is an informative one about icebergs. The third concerns a yachting cruise in the Aegean Sea, among the Greek Islands, in which they save the live of a Greek...
Keywords: Athelstane; Hutcheson; Tom; Finch; Monkey; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 420
[texts]Saved from the Sea - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
The books starts off with a young Grammar-School boy being introduced to the local tailor, who is also a bit of a linguist. Our hero, and his friend Halliday, learn Arabic with the tailor. This turns out later on to have been very fortunate. Our hero and his friend are taken on as midshipmen on a frigate, where they are well trained. They spend three years at sea, and have the chance of visiting various ports in the Eastern Mediterranean, and also of getting to Cairo...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Saved; Sea; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 635
[texts]The Little Savage - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This remarkable book is one of those on which Marryat was working during his last few months. It was finished by his son. A young boy and a rather nasty old man have been marooned on a remote tropical island. The man is very unkind to the boy, and treats him like a slave. But the man is struck blind by lightning, just at the very moment when it appeared likely that they were to be rescued. The boy is able to force the man to behave better, and learns to read, using the letters in the Prayer Book...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Little; Savege; PDF; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 441
[texts]Young Tom Bowling - John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
This book fills a gap about just how boy seamen were trained at the end of the nineteenth century. From first to last it is very credible, and also very readable. It was not very easy to transcribe, because the boys we meet come from a variety of country places, and hence have a variety of dialects. In particular one of the boys has a strong Irish brogue, and another has an equally strong west Hampshire accent...
Keywords: Athelstane; Hutcheson; Young; Tom; Bowling; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 611
[texts]Chance, by Joseph Conrad - Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Joseph; Conrad; Chance; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 337
[texts]Manco, the Peruvian Chief - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
Here is another Kingston novel about South America. As usual he makes the point that the Spaniards were very cruel, especially in the way they oppressed the Indian tribes. The family in the story are English, and they get pulled into helping an Inca chieftain, Manco, in his flight from the Spaniards. This seems to mirror several other books by Kingston. There is always a long trek overland, the point of which usually eludes me, but which gives rise to all sorts of difficult situations, with Span...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Manco; Peruvian; Chief; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 625
[texts]The Nebuly Coat, by John Meade Falkner - John Meade Falkner (1858-1932)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Falkner; Nebuly; Coat; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 322
[texts]Two Adventurers in Search of El Dorado - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
Rather strangely the book starts off with an incident very closely resembling the loss of the "Titanic", which had occurred a few years before the publication of this book. This episode, the sinking due to collision with ice of the "Everest", is well told, and must indeed give a good picture of what had happened with the "Titanic". As a result of this our two heroes find themselves on an ice floe, from which they are rescued, and become great friends...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Adventurers; Search; Dorado; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 623
[texts]The Boy Slaves - Captain Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
This is an excellent book, telling of the adventures of three midshipmen and a much older sailor from a British warship that goes aground off the coast of Africa, well offshore, and sinks with all hands. However these four find themselves afloat on a spar, which they paddle with their hands for several days until they reach the shore of Africa. Shortly after this they are taken prisoner by some Arabs, who intend to take them north to a town where they can be sold as slaves...
Keywords: Athelstane; Mayne; Reid; Boy; Slaves; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,187
[texts]Happy Jack, and other Tales of the Sea - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
Description to be made available soon. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London. He early wrote newspaper articles on Portuguese subjects. These were translated into Portuguese, and the author received a Portuguese order of knighthood and a pension for his servi...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Happy; Jack; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 341
[texts]True to his Colours - Rev. T.P. Wilson (d. 1881)
I cannot truthfully say that I enjoyed transcribing this book. That might be to say that Reverend Wilson would not approve of me, for I enjoy a beer or a glass of wine occasionally, but never to excess. But Wilson was, as ever, fulminating against the Demon Drink, that is to say, against the Demon that can take over people’s lives, and bring misery to their wives and children, for this does happen, even to this day...
Keywords: Athelstane; Wilson; True; Colours; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 402
[texts]The Woodcutter of Gutech - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
A very short book, and a fairly early one of the author's. The subject matter is the early days of the Reformation, and the time at which the Roman Church was trying to prevent ordinary people from reading the Bible in general, and the Gospels in particular. The Woodcutter with his son and his donkey are working in the forest, one evening, when a man asks them for directions to get out of the forest...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Woodcutter; Gutech; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 542
[texts]The Pirate Slaver - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
The first edition of this book is dated 1895. The edition used is dated about 1910. It was an edition in which two sixpenny prints of George Manville Fenn books in small type, and with two columns per large page, were bundled with it, all in the same binding. The quality of the binding is superb, but the quality of the printing and the paper used do not quite match it. The publisher was Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Pirate; Slaver; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 635
[texts]The King's Own - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
In this nautical book Marryat leads us much more closely into the horrors of naval warfare. The story opens with the hanging of a man who had been a ring-leader in the Mutiny of the Nore, which had affected practically all of the fleet. The way in which the prisoner is tortured before the hanging is pretty gruesome. Later on, we are taken into the cock-pit during a battle, the place where the ship's surgeon performed amputations of severely wounded limbs, with no anaesthetic, of course; and we p...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; King's; Own; PDF; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 685
[texts]Boycotted! and other short stories - Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
Here are fifteen of the most eccentric short stories you can imagine. To make the job more difficult the hard copy of the book from which I worked was in very poor condition, with the pages extensively browned. This collection of short stories was not published in book form till many years after Reed's death. They were most probably published individually in The Boy's Own Magazine. That said, in the way of my poor workmanship making me blame my tools, I do not think I have made too much of a mes...
Keywords: Athelstane; Talbot; Baines; Reed; Boycotted; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 690
[texts]A_Little_Pickle - John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
This short book is probably of more interest to ten or eleven year olds, rather than any other age group, for much of the book is taken up with describing sundry very juvenile misdemeanours. It is well written, but my personal opinion is that it is quite inconsequential. Still, it was quite amusing to scan it, OCR it, and edit it. It has been very hard to find anything about the life of John Conroy Hutcheson...
Keywords: Athelstane; Hutcheson; Little; Pickle; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 434
[texts]Settlers in Canada - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This is one of the books that Marryat wrote to interest and instruct children. After his tour of North America in 1837, he had good first-hand information about Canada to give them. It is 1794. A relatively well-to-do family had inherited the family estates, and were doing their best to administer them wisely and well. Suddenly a long-lost relation, for years thought to be dead, arrives back in Britain, and successfully claims the estate, thus putting an end to the family's plans for University ...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Settlers; Canada; PDF; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 461
[texts]Clayhanger, by Arnold Bennett - Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Arnold; Bennett; Clayhanger; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 316
[texts]Mr. Midshipman Easy - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This is probably the most polished of Marryat's books about the lives of young naval officers in the early nineteenth century. As in all of his books riotously amusing incidents follow one another without pause.
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Midshipman; Easy; PDF; TXT
Downloads: 507
[texts]The Log of a Privateersman - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
Another cleverly written and interesting book by this prolific author of books about the sea for teenage boys. The time of the story is the very beginning of the nineteenth century, at which time the British were at war with France. The task of a privateersman is to act as a licensed pirate, preying on enemy ships. The hero is very successful at all this, and eventually is offered a permanent commission in the Royal Navy...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Log; Privateersman; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 539
[texts]Overdue - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
Another very well-written book by Collingwood. As he was a naval architect you can rely upon his descriptions of the deck and sails of a vessel of the mid nineteenth century, the period of which he writes. Our hero, the 17-year-old midshipman of the Salamis, is suddenly given the job of going aboard and taking command of the Mercury, an emigrant ship that they find drifting in mid-ocean, all her officers having died in various accidents, and the illiterate bosun and the ship’s carpenter knowin...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Overdue; Mercury; Salamis; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 482
[texts]Under the Meteor Flag - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This is well-written and full of action. The formula is very much the same as Kingston's--gales, shipwrecks, rafts, hand-to-hand battles, and above all, a super-smart midshipman who doesn’t even shave yet, but who has influence in the Navy. It is a good yarn, but there are a couple of things I do not like about it. One is the habit of giving people surnames that are also parts of the ship. I know that Marryat did it once or twice, and Kingston did it, but it jars each time...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Meteor; Flag; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 588
[texts]A Chinese Command - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
We have two confessions to make before we tell you about the story. The first is to say that there are two missing pages from the copy of the book we used, 223 and 224, the last two pages of chapter 14, rather an exciting moment in the story. We shall try to get photocopies of these pages, but it will take time. The second one will make you laugh: The Chinese Admiral Wong-Li, who plays a big part in the book, was always being read by the audiobook program as "wong fifty one"...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Chinese; Command; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 619
[texts]The Poacher - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This book from the pen of a famous nautical writer is quite land-based. Young Joseph Rushbrook has to "take the can" for a poaching accident in which his father had shot a man dead. The boy leaves his home and makes his way to London, where various misadventures and adventures befall him. There is a lurking devil throughout the story, the former schoolmaster, long discredited, of Joey's village, who recognises the boy wanted for murder...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Poacher; Rushbrook: PDF: TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 346
[texts]The Billow and the Rock - Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
It is the time of the 1745 Rebellion, when the adherents of Prince Charles, the Pretender to the Throne, landed in Scotland, and started to march towards London. Lord Carse, and his friend Lord Lovat, are fearful that Lady Carse, who has some knowledge and evidence of their political beliefs, may betray them. So they abduct her from her home in Edinburgh and have her taken away to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides...
Keywords: Athelstane; Harriet; Martineau; Billow; Rock; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 685
[texts]To the West - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
At fifteen hours this is a fairly long book for this author. It starts with two young men working as clerks in the offices of a tyrannical auctioneer. Fed up with his unpleasant behaviour they give up their jobs and determine to set out for British Columbia. To get there they must take passage in a ship going round the Horn, and up to San Francisco. Then they have to make their way further up the coast to their destination...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; West; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 838
[texts]Our Frank - Amy Walton (circa 1845-1925)
Here we have half-a-dozen short stories, in that wonderful Amy Walton style, so very evocative of dear England as it used to be. Frank thinks life at home is a bit hard, as his father expects so much of him, so he runs away. After several adventures he finds himself in a very awkward situation, as the young companion he had fallen in with turns out to be a thief. Luckily the thief’s victim realises that Frank is not a bad lad after all, makes no charge against him, and even takes him home...
Keywords: Athelstane; Walton; Amy; Frank; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 307
[texts]Will Weatherhelm - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This is quite a long book, estimated to take sixteen hours forty minutes to read. It was also quite difficult to transcribe, since the type was probably a bit old. Certainly it was a rather small typeface, and was broken up in places. Nevertheless we think we have got the text to better than the prescribed 99.95% accurate, with an expected error rate of less than eighty words in the 164,896 of the text...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Will; Weatherhelm; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 360
[texts]Principal books by Amy Walton - Amy Walton (late nineteenth century)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Amy Walton; Principal; Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 438
[texts]The Ghost Ship - John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
This book intentionally veers in and out of the supernatural, as the title implies. The officers get more and more bewildered as they work out their position, and yet again encounter the same vessel going in an impossible direction. Having warned you of this, I must say that it is a well-written book about life aboard an ocean-going steamer at about the end of the nineteenth century. You will find it worth listening to, or reading, and I recommend it...
Keywords: Athelstane; Hutcheson; Ghost; Ship; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 982
[texts]'Tention - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
A young private, Penton Gray, known as Pen, is injured during an engagement in the Peninsular War. When he comes to he finds that the boy bugler, Punch, from his regiment, is lying injured close by. The British troops are near, but the area where the boys are is occupied by the French, who are the enemy. The boys need to recover from their wounds, and then to get back to their regiment. They have numerous adventures, and meet several people who help them, including the deposed Spanish King...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; Tention; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 804
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